Pete Davidson’s Mom Shares Heartbreaking Tribute to His Late Father on 9/11 Anniversary: ‘Never Forget’
It has been 22 years since the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the world has moved forward, the pain and loss still linger for many families who lost loved ones that day. One such family is that of comedian and “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson.
Pete’s father, Scott Davidson, was a New York City firefighter who tragically lost his life in the 9/11 attacks. Despite the tremendous loss, Pete has managed to become a household name and find success in his career. Now, on the anniversary of that fateful day, Pete’s mom, Amy Waters Davidson, has taken to social media to pay tribute to her late husband.
On her Instagram page, Amy shared a heartfelt post featuring several photos of Scott with a young Pete and his sister Casey. In one photo, Amy can be seen hugging Scott, while another captures an emotional moment of Scott buttoning up a fireman’s jacket on a grade-school age Pete. There is also an adorable picture of Scott holding Casey as Pete stands in front of an Elmo mascot, all smiles.
The photos offer a glimpse into the “happiest days” of Amy’s life, as she captioned the post. The bittersweet memories are a reminder of the love and joy that Scott brought to their lives. “Never forget and always be grateful,” Amy wrote, alongside blue heart emojis.
Amy’s touching tribute to Scott did not go unnoticed by her followers. Many took to the comments section to express their admiration for Scott’s legacy and to send their love and support to the family. One follower wrote, “Your son has done an amazing job keeping his memory alive,” while another commented, “Love and prayers to all of you.”
Pete himself has been open about the impact of his father’s death on his life. In a heartbreaking interview from March 2023, he revealed the moment he learned about his father’s passing. As a young boy, Pete was expecting his father to pick him up from school on 9/11, but instead, his mother came to get him. It wasn’t until three days later that Pete found out what had happened.
The memory of seeing his father’s face on TV and learning about the tragedy is still vivid for Pete. “It was weird because we didn’t know he was dead for, like, three weeks,” he shared. “They were finding people, you know? They were pulling people out of s***, and there was just some sort of hope. Like, it was just up and down and nobody knew how to deal with it.”
Despite the immense pain and loss, Pete has managed to find strength and use his platform to honor his father’s legacy. His success in show business is a testament to his resilience and determination. Amy’s tribute serves as a reminder to “never forget” the lives lost on that tragic day and to cherish the memories of our loved ones.
As we reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, it is important to remember the individuals like Scott Davidson who sacrificed their lives to save others. Their memory lives on through the stories and tributes shared by their loved ones, ensuring that they will never be forgotten.